15 DAYS
Duration
India
Destination

Spirit of India – Golden Triangle and wildlife adventure.

Spirit Journeys Worldwide welcomes you to join our Golden Triangle with wildlife parks of India tour.

On our journey, you will have opportunity to explore the famous  Indian Golden Triangle and enjoy rich wildlife that India can offer. Sightseeight old Delhi and walk around 300-year old Chandni Chowk.  In Jaipur have e-rickshaw tour to venture out the busting Doodn-mani (milk market).  Explore the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Immerse in local culture and cuisine by walking along the local streets and markets. Admire the most famous jewel of India – Taj Mahal and sightseeight Agra. Absorb the typical Bhopal way od life as you wander around and discover the old monuments with your guide. Explore the wildlife of India by visiting Satpura and Kanha National parks.  All this and much more is waiting for you in our Golden Triangle with wildlife parks of India tour.

Highlights:

  • Covers the unfrequented park of Satpura, the only park where walking safaris are permitted.

  • Kanha National Park.

  • Visit of the wholesale Flower Market and Milk Market in Jaipur.

  • Walk from Jaigarh Fort to Amber Fort.

TOUR DETAILS

  • Multiple departures

  • 15 days/14 nights,

  • Price from /double occupancy

  • Open to all levels

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights

INCLUDED

Accommodations as mentioned above
Services of an English speaking local guide

Entrance Fees at monuments

 Assistance of our representative during arrival & departure transfers at airport & railway station.

 Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes, porterage at railway station

 All applicable taxes including Government Service Tax

 All Meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) as per itinerary

 Valet service

 Still camera fees

 Government Services Tax of 5%

NOT INCLUDE

Items of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips & gratuities, still/video camera fees at monuments or any items not specified above

 Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary
 VISA fees / any international air fares
 Any Laundry and Alcoholic Beverages, Insurance and Gratuities
 Video and professional still camera fees
 All activities mentioned as ‘options’ in the itinerary.

Additional information

Additional InformationSingle Rooms at a supplement on request
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Day 1: Arrive – Delhi (-/-/-)

Upon arrival in Delhi, you are met, greeted and escorted to the Hotel. You are welcomed in the hotel in a Traditional Indian style on arrival and check into the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 2: Delhi (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for our visit to Old Delhi which came into prominence when Shah Jahan moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. You visit 300-year-old Chandni Chowk market, a maze of lanes crowded with shops selling an extraordinary variety of items and food, the noise and crowds are a quintessential part of any Indian market.

From here you continue to the Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque. This is India’s largest mosque designed by Shah Jahan and was his last architectural legacy. Originally it was called Masjid-I-Jahanuma, which means “mosque commanding a view of the world”. In complete contrast to the noise and crowds of Old Delhi, is Raj Ghat a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the main architect of India’s independence.

You pass through the Red Fort that dominates this area is the landmark. Built in the mid 17th century by Shah Jahan, it was plundered by the marauding armies of Nadir Shah and later by British soldiers. There are also fun restaurants and cafes here which make a good choice for lunch if you’d like (payable by you).

This afternoon your tour of New Delhi will start with an optional visit to Gandhi Smriti, the place where Gandhi was assinated. Afterwards, head to the famous Connaught Place built in 1931; instead of shopping here, you’ll head behind the scenes to an incredible 13th century stepwell which is perfectly preserved and take a quick stroll around the corner to where all the Dhobi Walas are going about their daily business of laundry. Proceed to President’s House, the official residence of the Viceroy of India with its private garden designed by Lutyens. You’ll then be driven down Rajpath in a tuk-tuk to the imposing India Gate which stands 42m high and commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British in the First World War.

We end our tour with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb and as a complete contrast, browse along the most expensive retail street in India and pick up some wonderful Indian-themed clothes and books. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur (265 Kms / 05 hrs.) (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Jaipur. Check in at the hotel upon arrival. Rest of the day is free for independent activities.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 4: Jaipur (B/-/-)

Early in the morning E-rickshaw tour to venture out the bustling doodh-mandi, (Doodh = milk and Mandi = market) where milk arrives in cans usually on the back of motorbikes, rickshaws or even camel carts! It is quickly snapped up by neighbourhood doodhwallas (milkmen) and confectionery shops and taken away for further distribution. There are other fascinating markets to visit this morning too as the Pink City wakes up; watch the sellers setting up their flower and vegetable stalls as you wander around, sip chai and offer puja at a local temple. You have an option to do breakfast at LMB or at your hotel.

This afternoon we leave for the visit of Maharaja’s city Palace, the former Royal residence part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. The main entrance leads to the courtyard at the center, which is the Mubarak Mahal. One of the major attractions

in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. On the first floor is the Textile and Costume Museum, which is the fine example of fabrics and costumes from all over India.

Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world built by Jai Singh from 1728 to 1734. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. We finish our city tour with a walk through the busy lanes of the city. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 5: Jaipur (B/-/-)

Head to Jaigarh Fort today,12 kilometres outside Jaipur. The view from here is your introduction to the city of Amber (pronounced Amer), once the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire. Gaze down on the famous Amber Fort from your vantage point, its interesting mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture set against a backdrop of rugged hills and its fairytale terraces and ramparts reflected in Maota Lake below. Approaching this beautiful Rajput monument from the alternative direction of Jaigarh Fort (either a 20-minute walk or by golf cart) gives you a wonderful sense of its setting. Admire Amber Fort’s striking red sandstone and marble exterior before venturing inside to explore the intricate carvings, colourful murals, precious stones and mirrors that decorate the interior before exiting down to a lovely little visited stepwell.

Afternoon Heritage Walk – Bazaars, Crafts & Cuisine Walk

Take a fascinating walking tour this afternoon which offers you the opportunity to explore Jaipur just as its residents do. Tantalise your tastebuds with culinary delights including sweets from some of the city’s most popular Mithai Wala’s, observe skilled artisans at work and enjoy the warmth of Indian hospitality with a visit to a local family. It’s a fun and immersive way to learn about the rich art and craft traditions of the Pink City that are still so highly prized in modern day India. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 6: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (250 Kms / 06 hrs) (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Agra enroute stop at Fatehpur Sikri. Check in at the hotel upon arrival with rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 7: Agra (B/-/-)

At sunrise, we leave for the visit of world famous Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) built by Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the sill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

This afternoon, we will make a visit to Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, reveals the Mughal talent for combining defensive architecture with beauty and design. This fort palace was begun by Akbar as a purely defensive citadel and was subsequently completed by two successive generations that added the delicate mosaic and magnificent marble palaces. The fort is the history of Mughal life in Agra and offers a magical view of the Taj Mahal.

Later, take a walk through the beautiful garden called Mehtab Bagh for stunning sunset views of the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 8: Agra – Bhopal (By Train) (B/-/-)

This morning we leave for Agra railway station to board your train to Bhopal.

By Train 12002
Depart from Agra at 08:20 hrs.  Arrive in Bhopal at 13:50 hrs.

Meet and greeted by VASCO representative at Bhopal railway station and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Evening Heritage Walk

It is always said that the best way to experience a city is to spend time with a local. Your guide, is a man obsessed with the city of lakes and its proud history. Absorb the typical Bhopali way of life as you wander around and visit the old monuments with your guide. It’s a great way to discover the heritage of this unique and fascinating city.

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Day 9: Bhopal (B/-/-)

Morning after breakfast we leave for full day visit to Sanchi & Udaigiri. Sanchi is known for its Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to 12th century A.D. The most famous of these monuments, the Sanchi Stupa, was originally built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjayini, whose wife Devi was the daughter of a merchant from adjacent Vidisha. Their son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra were born in Ujjayini and sent to Sri Lanka, where they converted the King, the Queen and their people to Buddhism.

Another 13 kms from Sanchi and 4 kms from Vidisha are a group of rock-cut cave sanctuaries carved into a sandstone hill that stands sentinel-like on the horizon. An inscription in one of these states that it was produced during the region of Chandragupta II (382-401 AD), thus dates these caves to 4th-5th century AD. Return to the hotel for overnight.

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Day 10: Bhopal – Satpura (150 Kms / 03 ½ hrs)(B/-/-)

Transport from Bhopal to Satpura National Park Today you depart Bhopal for Satpura National Park. The journey will take approximately four hours. You arrive at where you will be for a two-night stay.

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Day 11: Satpura (B/-/-)

Experiences At Satpura

Satpura is the only park in India where a variety of safari options are available to you. As well as exploring by jeep or on foot, it is also possible to go on safari by canoe or boat or, try a night drive through the buffer zone to search for nocturnal animals. Walks or drives through local villages to gain first-hand knowledge on local village life are also available. Three of these experiences are included in your stay at Reni Pani.

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Day 12: Satpura – Kanha (350 Kms / 08 hrs) (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Kanha. Check in at the hotel upon arrival.

Kanha National Park – Remember Mowgli, the pint-sized ‘Man-Child’ or Bagheera, the Black Panther? And who can forget the inimitable Sher Khan, the Tiger, villain of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. Kipling was inspired to write his memorable book by the luxuriant forest cover of Kanha teeming with an astonishing variety of wildlife. This Tiger reserve is considered as one of Asia’s finest protected areas in the world to see tigers in the wild. It is spread over a massive are of 1945 sq. Km, It offers a great diversity of wildlife. Chances of seeing the Indian Bison here are much better than Bandhavgarh. You also might spot a pack of Dholes- the Indian Wild Dog, also known as the whistling hunters, Dholes are known for their perseverance in hunting down their quarry. Kanha is also the last refuge of the Swamp deer, only 400 or so arrive in the wildlife and all of them are to be found in Kanha.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 13/14: Kanha (B/L/D)

Today you will enjoy morning & afternoon session of Jeep Safaris at Kanha National Park.

Lunch, Dinner & Overnight stay is at the hotel.

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Day 15: Kanha – Jabalpur (175 Kms / 03 ½ hrs) – Mumbai (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for Jabalpur to board your afternoon flight to Mumbai.

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